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Al Jazeera America
Nov 6, 2013 5:30pm EST
the photos we saw at nora's house. >> [crying] i'm sorry. i'm sorry. the medicare review board gave amara only one star - defined as "much below average" in an overall rating. but despite that low rating, there have been no fines or penalties levied in at least the past three years. and across the us, there's little consistency to how facilities get fined for giving bad care. >> people ask me all the time. why doesn't the state close down bad nursing homes. well, if that was the case, okay? then there really wouldn't be any nursing homes open. it's like a yo-yo effect in nursing homes. >> brian lee used to be an independent watchdog for state and federal regulation of nursing homes. now he's a whistle blower. >> i saw stuff that blew my mind. i've been in nursing homes where the door opens up and i'm blasted by the smell of urine and feces. i've seen residents wheeled to showers completely nude in the hallway, exposed. bed sheets off of them, people walking around naked no dignity whatsoever. i've seen warehousing of elderly people in nursing homes. this reimbursement based system that th
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